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Censorius Niger, C.

(100 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] vielleicht aus Solva in Noricum [1. 80], nach 132 n.Chr. Prokurator in Mauretania Tingitana [2. 49 Anm. 79, 80], nach 135 Prokurator in Noricum (CIL III 5174; 5181). Er war eng mit Fronto befreundet (Fronto, Ad Ant. Pium 3, p. 157 van den Hout), zunächst auch mit dem praef. praetorio Gavius Maximus, den er dann in seinem Testament beleidigte (Fronto, Ad Ant. Pium 4, p. 159). PIR2 C 658. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 G. Alföldy, Noricum, 1974 (Quellen zu C. 244) 2 G. Winkler, Reichsbeamte von Noricum ..., 1969, Nr.10. Pflaum 1, 226-229, Nr. 97 bis, 201 T…

Diogeiton

(70 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Διογείτων). Im Jahr 401/0 v.Chr. stand D. wegen des Mißbrauchs des Sorgerechts für die Kinder seines Bruders Diodotos und der Veruntreuung seines Vermögens vor Gericht. Ankläger war eines der Kinder des 409/8 verstorbenen Diodotos, zugleich Enkel des D., da Diodotos die Tochter des D. geheiratet hatte (Lys. or. 32, contra D.). Traill, PAA 325580. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography J.M. Moore, D.'s Dioikesis, in: GRBS 23, 1982, 351-355.

Papiria

(45 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Tochter des C. Papirius [I 17] Maso, Consul 231 v.Chr., erste Frau des L. Aemilius [I 32] Paullus. Aus der Ehe gingen die Söhne Q. Fabius [I 23] Maximus (Aemilianus) und P. Cornelius [I 70] Scipio Aemilianus hervor (Plut. Aemilius Paulus 5,1-4). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Dorimachos

(186 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Δωρίμαχος). Aitoler aus Trichonion, Sohn des Nikostratos, siegte als strategós des aitolischen Bundes 221/20 v.Chr. mit Skopas gegen Messenien (Pol. 4,10-13). 220/19 plünderte er Epirus und steckte den Zeustempel in Dodona in Brand (Diod. 26,4,7; Pol. 4,67). Er wandte sich gegen Thessalien, um Philipp V. von der Belagerung von Pale abzuziehen (Pol. 5,5,1), erfuhr dann von dessen Einfall in Aitolien, das er erst erreichte, als die Makedonen bereits siegreich abgezogen waren (Pol. 5,17,5-8). 211 versuchte D., der ein Jahr zuvor als princeps Aetolorum (Liv. 26,2…

Minucia

(26 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Vestalin, 337 v.Chr. von einem Sklaven angezeigt, wegen Inzest verurteilt und bei der Porta Collina lebendig begraben (Liv. 8,15,7). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Cluvia Pacula

(43 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Facula bei Val. Max. 5,2,1). Prostituierte aus Capua; sie erhielt auf Senatsbeschluß nach 210 v.Chr. Eigentum und Freiheit zurück, da sie im 2. Punischen Krieg heimlich röm. Gefangene mit Lebensmitteln versorgt hatte (Liv. 26,33,8; 34,1). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Dellius

(201 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(handschriftlich auch Deillius, Deillios). [English version] Q.D. (Name bei Cass. Dio 49,39,2), von Messalla Corvinus als desultor bellorum civium bezeichnet, da er 43 v.Chr. von P. Cornelius [I 29] Dolabella zu C. Cassius [I 10], im Jahr darauf zu M. Antonius und schließlich kurz vor der Schlacht von Actium mit wichtigen Informationen über die Truppen des Antonius in das Lager Octavians wechselte (Sen. suas. 1,7), bei dem er in hohem Ansehen stand (Sen. clem. 1,10,1; Horaz widmete ihm carm. 2,3). Für Antonius un…

Fundania

(50 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Tochter des Marcius Fundanius, vermutlich zweite Ehefrau des M. Terentius Varro, der ihr im J. 36 v.Chr. de re rustica, B. 1 widmete (rust. 1,1,1; 2, praef. 6 mit Komm. bei [1. ad loc.]. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 D. Flach, Gespräche über die Landwirtschaft, 1996 und 1997.

Decebalus

(258 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Δεκέβαλος). D. war der letzte König der Daker von ca. 87-106 n.Chr. Sein Reich umfaßte neben dem heutigen West- und Zentralsiebenbürgen das Banat und die walachischen Ebenen. Nach Cass. Dio (67,6,1-2) ein ebenbürtiger Gegner Roms mit herausragendem mil. Geschick, einigte er die dakischen Stämme und gewann zudem sarmatische und german. Gruppen gegen Rom. Nachdem er Teile des Iazygengebietes erobert hatte und 85/86 in Moesien eingefallen war, kam es zum Krieg mit Domitian, der jed…

Pater patriae

(464 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (“Vater des Vaterlandes”). Der Titel p.p. wurde den röm. Kaisern von Augustus bis Theodosius offiziell beigelegt; der entsprechende Titel mater patriae ist für Livia [2] (vgl. [1. 98]) und Iulia [12] Domna [2. 67-70; 3] belegt. Die Benennungen parens und pater dienten urspr. dem Vergleich eines Wohltäters mit dem eigenen Vater; schon M. Furius [I 13] Camillus (Liv. 5,49,7: parens patriae) und Fabius [I 30] Cunctator wurden als parentes bezeichnet, weil sie die patria von Feinden befreiten. Auch Marius [I 1] (Cic. Rab. perd. 10,27), Sulla (Plut. Su…

Hermenericus

(76 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] [1] s. Ermanarich s. Ermanarich Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) [English version] [2] Sohn des Flavius Ardabur [2] Aspar, Consul 465 n. Chr. Jüngster Sohn des Flavius Ardabur [2] Aspar (Candidus FHG 4, 135), cos. 465 n.Chr. (Chron. min. 3,535 Mommsen). Bei der Ermordung des Vaters rettete er sich, vielleicht mit Hilfe Zenons, dessen Tochter H. heiratete, durch Flucht aus Konstantinopel, kehrte aber später zurück (Theophanes a. 5964). PLRE 2,549 (Herminericus). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Cetrius

(52 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] C. Severus C., tribune of the praetorians; in AD 69, together with Subrius Dexter and Pompeius Longinus, he came out in support of  Galba to oppose the incipient rise of  Otho (Tac. Hist. 1,31). He is probably the beneficiarius from ILS 2073. PIR C 703. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Dorimachus

(206 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Δωρίμαχος; Dōrímachos). Aetolian from Trichonion, son of Nicostratus, was victorious as stratēgós of the Aetolian league in 221-20 BC with  Scopas against Messenia (Pol. 4,10-13). In 220-19 he plundered Epirus and set the temple of Zeus in Dodona on fire (Diod. Sic. 26,4,7; Pol. 4,67). He turned against Thessaly in order to withdraw Philipp V from the siege of Pale (Pol. 5,5,1), then heard of Philipp's invasion in Aetolia, from where on his arrival the Macedons had already withdrawn victoriously (Pol. 5,17,5-8). In 211, D., who as princeps Aetolorum (Liv. 26,24,7) h…

Licinia

(561 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Of noble descent, wife of M. Porcius Cato [1] Woman of noble descent; by marrying her in 192 or 191 BC, M. Porcius Cato [1] rose into the aristocracy [1. 54] (Plut. Cato 20,1). Her son was M. Porcius Cato Licinianus. She probably died in 155. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 A. Astin, Cato the Censor, 1978, 67; 105; 263. [German version] [2] In 153 BC accused of poisoning her husband In 153 BC ([1. 12]: 154 BC), she and another woman named Publicia were accused of poisoning their husbands; strangled by family members following the verdict…

Eunus

(200 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Εὔνους; Eúnous). Syrian, leader of the slave revolts in Sicily in 141-132 BC. He gathered together 400 slaves and conquered Enna; other towns joined the rebellion. Favoured by the good portent of his name (‘well disposed’) and his talent for prophecy [2. 28-29], as a result of his success he was chosen to be king in the Hellenistic manner; he called himself Antiochus (Diod. Sic. 34,2,24; [3]) and took on the traditional insignia of rule, although this indicates his desire for unit…

Diogeiton

(77 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Διογείτων; Diogeítōn). In 401/400 BC, D. was on trial because of abuse of the custody of his brother Diodotus' children and the embezzlement of his fortune. The prosecutor was one of the children of Diodotus, who had died in 409/408; he was also D.'s grandchild, since Diodotus had married the daughter of D. (Lys. or. 32, contra D.). Traill, PAA 325580. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography J. M. Moore, D.'s Dioikesis, in: GRBS 23, 1982, 351-355.

Decebalus

(299 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Δεκέβαλος; Dekébalos). D. was the last Dacian king, reigning from c. AD 87-106. In addition to modern-day western and central Transylvania, his kingdom included the Banat and the Walachian plains. According to Cass. Dio (67,6,1-2) he was a match for Rome thanks to his excellent military skills, uniting the Dacian tribes and even persuading Sarmatian and German groups to join him against Rome. After he had conquered parts of Iazygian territory and invaded Moesia in 85/86, a war against Domi…

Bardylis

(108 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Illyrian king in the first half of the 4th cent. BC Illyrian king in the first half of the 4th cent. BC, founder of a dynasty (Theopomp. fr. 35; Cic. Off. 2,40). He played a major role in the victory over Perdiccas III in 359 BC; fell in the following year fighting against Philip II. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography P. Cabanes, Les Illyriens de B. à Genthios, 1988 N.G.L. Hammond, The Battle between Philip and B., in: Antichthon 23, 1989, 1-9. [German version] [2] Perhaps grandson of B. Perhaps grandson of B. [1], father of Bircenna, wife of  Pyrrhus of Epirus. Strothman…

Apotheosis

(1,362 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Although apotheosis as such contradicts the principle of monotheism and therefore cannot occur in Christianity, Christian society from the time of Constantine found ways to maintain the elevation of the ruler above the mortal plane and into the sphere of divinity. In addition, individual forms of apotheosis can be observed again and again, intended either to correspond precisely to this need or to exemplify Christ’s ascension. A type of the latter, which shows Christ being wafted…

Vir egregius

(210 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (literally approximately 'outstanding man'). First encountered under Marcus [2] Aurelius as a general term for the members of the ordo equester [1.28] ( Equites Romani ), from 180/183 recorded as an official non-inheritable title of office (CIL VIII 10570, col. IV, l. 10). In the 3rd cent. AD its significance declined; in his decree of 317, Licinius [II 4] recognizes four grades of equestrian rank: perfectissimus vir, ducenarius vir, centenarius vir, and egregius vir as the lowest (Cod. Theod. 12,1,5, l. 5). The inferiority of the title was due to the…
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